Mail and Suspicious Objects

If you receive or observe a suspicious object, piece of mail or package:

  • Do NOT move, open, cover or interact with it.
  • Move yourself and others away from the suspicious material.
  • Contact Security immediately to report it from a safe location: 212-746-0911.
  • Provide the following information to Security:
    • Location and description of suspicious material
    • Your name, phone number and location
  • Follow instructions from emergency response personnel.
  • If you are instructed to evacuate, follow theĀ R.A.C.E. procedure.

Suspicious Material / Mail Characteristics:

  • Oily stains, discolorations, or residue
  • Protruding wires or foil
  • Excessive amounts of securing material (masking tape or string)
  • Restrictive markings (i.e., "Confidential", "Personal")
  • No return address
  • Misspellings of common words or incorrect titles
  • Excessive postage or weight
  • Arrived via foreign or air mail or special delivery
  • Rigid envelope
  • Handwritten, lopsided or uneven writing, poorly typed address

Contact Information

Environmental Health and Safety 402 E. 67th Street,
Room LA-0020
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-7233 Fax: (646) 962-0288